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Can Someone Please Make These For Me

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  1. npod

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    I was at the Davidoff store in Atlanta yesterday and saw these absolutely wonderful Dunhill pipe stem stockings. They protect the vulcanite stems from oxidation when on a rack. They were given to the store directly from Dunhill and they can't be purchased. I called around and nobody is able to get them.

    If anyone knows how to sew or has a significant other that wants to give this pattern a shot, I would be happy to arrange a commission.

    Neal
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    I wouldn't use them in a lighted situation; the part covering a bit of the shank will end up lighter than the rest of the bowl. Of course they could be trimmed to not do that.

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    Looks like an easy project for an ardent sower, and people are either ardent sewers or don't sew at all. I can do buttons and the occasional small tear. These would be great items. However, it also nibbles at me that there is some other small light weight sleeve like this that would double as a stem sock, and if it occurs to me, I'll post again.

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    Am I missing something or is this just a strip of fabric folded lengthwise and sewn along the edges?

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    Am I missing something or is this just a strip of fabric folded lengthwise and sewn along the edges?

    Not really. They are sewn with the seem inside. Classy. I would consider actually using them if they looked this nice. Currently, I put my vulcanite stem pipes in a pipe cabinet with drawers to avoid oxidation. My Castello pipes sit on the racks in the light because the stems are lucite and not a worry.

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    Not really. They are sewn with the seem inside.

    Ha!.. Bunch on non-sewers!
    They are sewed just like you would a pillow case. You sew the seam on the outside, then when done turn it inside out thus giving the appearance of it being sewn from the inside.

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    Pretty sure you sew along the seam, then turn inside out to hide it.

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    This is reminding of the scene from Mr Mom when he tries to make an analogy using a Rocky movie. The point gets lost in the minutia.

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    I don't get it. Destroy the appeal of seeing a proper pipe by putting a condom on the stem to avoid the oxidation that will make it ugly. Although this is a worthy goal, it comes at a steep price.

    And of course you could just clean the stems, which of course if you were willing to do, your pipes would never be ugly and they wouldn't have to wear the funny coverups.

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    Doesn't appear to be doing much. The top pipe in the first pic and the bottom pipe in the second pic are showing a bit of green.

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    [quote]Destroy the appeal of seeing a proper pipe by putting a condom on the stem[quote]

    Didn't you dad teach you to always protect your pipe?

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    What do you reckon the fabric is made of? My wife is pretty handy with her sewing machine and has made a few items here and there. She's about to start on a new quilt for our bed. If you have some kind of idea what the fabric is or even what you think might work, then maybe she could give it a go.

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    Carolina, don't let her forget the white spot. I suppose that's so that when people look at them in the stores, they know they're looking at a Dunhill junker.

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    I buy cheap cotton work gloves and cut off the fingers to fit over the stem. It works.

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    Where is a Davidoff store in Atlanta? Never heard of the place.

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    Just found the Davidoff store on Google.

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    Or you can use these.

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    hagley says cut the fingers off cheap work gloves; brilliant! I love a practical fix.

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    There are some good ideas above. Some strange ones also. After looking at my Pipes I realized that the stems are all different lengths and thus a universal stocking won’t work. But good idea for people with standard English pipes.

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    How in the hell does a porous material prevent oxidation?

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    It keeps the sunlight off the stem, reducing the likelihood of oxidation. Trust me, it works.

    They are not heavy work gloves, but rather the thin type.

    Aquadoc asked "How in the hell does a porous material prevent oxidation?"

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    The primary agents that cause rubber and plastics to deteriorate are UV radiation (as you mention - light), high humidity, high temperature, oxygen and pollutant gases, and stress and other direct physical forces. I understand that it will block UV as a source but the overall causes of oxidation are more than light exposure.

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    The heck with the sleeves, where can I get those nifty hangers?

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    After looking at my Pipes I realized that the stems are all different lengths
    There you go! 5 fingers in a glove...

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    Ha! I had been thinking about making something like these! I have been lining my pipe storage boxes with cloth used to prevent silver from tarnishing. The primary reason is that many of my pipes have silver fitments, but had wondered if the sulphur absorbent properties might also prevent vulcanite oxidation. It's WAY too soon to know if it helps. Anyway, it had occurred to me that it might be useful to make small socks like these and thought that black silver cloth might be a good material.

    Does the white dot suggest they came from The White Spot Pipe company?

    I wouldn't use them in a lighted situation; the part covering a bit of the shank will end up lighter than the rest of the bowl. Of course they could be trimmed to not do that.

    I think I can fairly definitively put this concern to rest. I do not believe briar is photo-reactive like cherry, for example. I had this same concern having purchased at auction a set of two dozen fine, unsmoked English pipes that had been mounted in (gulp) metal conduit clips in a museum showcase since the 1980s. I was concerned that the briar underneath the clip and the side facing the back of the case would be lighter in color. I was worried about the wrong thing. No problems with color, but scratches from the clips were another story.

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    You could probably use a felt pen sleeve. Looks about the same and you can pick up the sleeves for under a buck a piece in bulk.

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    White Spot Pipe Company? Well, duh, if I had taken ten seconds to read Neal’s original post, I’d have see that they’re Dunhill. Of course, if you could buy them, that White Spot would mean they’d cost three or four times the normal price. I can’t believe what they charge for their accessories.

    My current solution is to only display pipes with acrylic stems. Those with vulcanite stay in drawers or lidded pipe trays.

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